Today many people have different attitudes when they try to formulate manufacturing technology transfer policies. On one hand, some proponents of technology transfer see it as a way to improve the U.S. international competitive position. On the other hand, concerns with undesirable and sometimes unanticipated side effects of the transfer of sensitive and critical technology have led to sentiments against technology transfer.
In early June 2015, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met with senior Indian officials to work on initiatives that were set in motion during President Obama’s January 2015 visit to India. During that visit, Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on shared concerns ranging from maritime security and cooperation and joint training on aircraft carrier and jet engine technology.